American Gastroenterological Association

The American Gastroenterological Association, (AGA) was founded in 1897 and is comprised of two non-profits, AGA and AGA Institute. Today, AGA's membership is over 16,500 physicians, scientists, and health professionals involved in research, treatment, diagnosis of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. The AGA Institute publishes esteemed journals, Gastroenterology, and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The AGA foundation conducts fund raisers to encourage research and discoveries in the field of gastroenterology and related diseases.

Address
4930 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Website
http://www.gastro.org/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gastroenterological_Association

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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New study says PPIs do not cause dementia

Several studies have reported associations between proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use and dementia. New research published on July 18 in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association ...

Health

Unsaturated fat associated with fatty liver disease

As the obesity epidemic continues, new data shed light on which nutrients and what quantity of those nutrients promote health or disease. In the American Gastroenterological Association journal, Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AGA releases best practice advice on long-term PPI use

When proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are appropriately prescribed, their benefits are likely to outweigh their risks, according to an American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Clinical Practice Update1 published in Gastroenterology, ...

Inflammatory disorders

The silver lining of an inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis

Twenty-five percent of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are diagnosed as children or adolescents—at the peak of their social and educational development. Parents of newly diagnosed patients often inquire about ...

Oncology & Cancer

AGA answers call for quality colorectal cancer patient info

Patients depend on the internet for health information, but when it comes to colorectal cancer, currently available resources are not meeting their needs. A new study finds that there is a notable variation in accuracy, quality ...

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